Tag Archives: West Bank

The land theft that wasn’t

Israel is once more in the dock of international opinion, accused of land theft, land grabbing, illegal settlement building, expansionism, imperialism and global warming. OK, I made that last one up. The “crime” was (as I mentioned in my post … Continue reading

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Hamas collapses the ceasefire with renewed rocket fire

Surprise surprise. Not. The extension to the 5-day extension to the schmeasefire ceasefire didn’t last through its full 24 hours before Hamas or one of its proxies or allies started firing rockets at Israel earlier this evening. The first barrages … Continue reading

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Price tag, illegal building and Olmert’s guilty verdict

The above three items may not seem to be connected but bear with me and I’ll show you how. The Israeli news (which the international media have lapped up with malicious glee) is full of the acts of vandalism and … Continue reading

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Doing what’s good for Israel – Naftali Bennett’s stability initiative

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett (from the Bayit Yehudi party)  is proving to be an inventive and pro-active lawmaker and minister who has come up with several interesting ideas for improving Israel’s domestic problems as well as its international status. He … Continue reading

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Negotiating peace under the threat of boycotts and violence

Another way of wording my headline would be “an offer that Israel can’t afford to refuse – for the sake of its own health”. Or we could just call it “Don Corleone rides again”. It seems quite incredible that no … Continue reading

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The legal case for Judea and Samaria

The legal status for Israel’s possession of and settling in Judea and Samaria has been discussed here several times. Here are just a few posts that discuss this issue. The question has come to the fore in the press again … Continue reading

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